Academic Director: Dr. Doron Ben-Ami
Dates: The City of David excavation does not have a set summer session. Dates are flexible and can be confirmed directly with the excavation Coordinator.
The site is located on the north-western side of the City of David hill, on the eastern slope of the Central valley (the Tyropoeon), ca. 30 m south to the Ottoman wall which encircles the Old City of Jerusalem. The site consists mainly of what used to be the principal parking lot (known today as “the Givati Parking Lot). Its circumference forms a rectangular area stretching over ca. 0.5 ha. This makes the Givati Parking Lot the largest dig in Jerusalem currently under excavation, and one of the largest archaeological projects ever conducted in Jerusalem. Excavations are carried out on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and financed by the ELAD association. A staff of professional archaeologists leads the field work and volunteers (above the age of 18) from all countries are welcome to partake in this important dig.
For further details, including program content, facilities, and fees, click here.
The application process for participation in the excavation must be done directly with the field school.
Students may arrange to receive academic credits through the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (and transfer the credits to their home institution). The payment for receiving academic credits should be made directly to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Students opting to receive academic credits must fulfill the requirements set by the field school directors (attending all field trips and lectures, tasks in the field and writing of an academic paper relating to the project).
To apply for earning academic credits for participation in this archaeological field school, please click on the following button:
Fees for acedemic credits include:
♦ application fee: US$80
♦ 3 academic credits: US$360 (three-week excavation) – SPAR304
♦ 6 academic credits: US$720 (six-week excavation) – SPAR305